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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Suncrest.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Suncrest to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Suncrest to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Suncrest to:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Suncrest to Elkins, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 173 miles [278.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,041 miles [9,722 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,753 miles [10,867.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,629 miles [7,449.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Suncrest ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Suncrest.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Suncrest. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States and Canada - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Suncrest, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Suncrest   [Map]
Distance: About 2,212 miles [3,559.9 km] to the Northwest

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Suncrest, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,077 miles [3,342.6 km] to the West

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Suncrest, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Suncrest ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chemical (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Suncrest   [Map]
Czar   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eden   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Florence (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hacker Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Palace Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pickens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silica   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Zion   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Suncrest. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Suncrest. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Suncrest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suncrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6882, Longitude: -80.2534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Suncrest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Suncrest to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.818 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.601 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.157 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Suncrest.